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Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

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Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

Sunday Puzzle: It Might Take A Deep Dive Under The Sea To Solve This One

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On-Air Challenge: This puzzle is called "Artful." You will get clues for two words. Insert the letters A-R-T consecutively somewhere inside the first word to get the second one.

Ex. Exclamation akin to "Yo!" / Robust —> HEY, HEARTY
1. Singer who starred in Silkwood, Mask, and Moonstruck / Reserve, as a plane or bus, for private use
2. Strait between Alaska and Russia / Trading
3. Light brown / Scottish cloth pattern
4. Drunken spree / Someone who might help with that drunken spree
5. Sofas / Graphic elements in ancient hieroglyphics

Last week's challenge: Last week's challenge came from listener David Edelheit of Oyster Bay, N.Y. Think of four 4-letter proper names that are all anagrams of each other. Two of them are first names — one male and one female. The other two are well-known geographical names. What names are these?

Puzzle answer: "Liam" and "Mila" turns into "Lima" and "Mali"

Puzzle winner: Tom Rosen from Austin, Texas

Next week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Joe Young of St. Cloud, Minn. It's a takeoff of one of my own from a few weeks ago. Name a well-known U.S. city in two words. Replace each of these words with a word that rhymes with it, and you'll name a large sea creature in two words. What is it?

Submit Your Answer

If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you. The deadline is Thursday, April 13 at 3 p.m. ET.

Correction April 9, 2017

Previous audio and Web versions of this segment were incorrect.

The singer referred to in the on-air challenge starred in the movie Moonstruck, not Moonshine.